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11:04 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Canaan Students, Sculptor Create N.H.'s Official Christmas Ornaments

One of the ornaments created by students at the Indian River School in Canaan.
Credit NH Department of Cultural Resources

Students from the Indian River School in Canaan worked with sculptor Emile Birch to create New Hampshire's official ornaments for the 2012 National Christmas Tree.

The tree will be on display at President's Park in Washington, D.C. throughout December.

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5:09 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Hassan Calls For Procurement Reform

Gov-elect Maggie Hassan and Therma-HEXX CEO Robert Barmore
Credit Josh Rogers, NHPR

Governor-elect Maggie Hassan started at UNH where she discussed green launching pad – a program that provides funding and mentoring to green start- up companies. Hassan then visited Portsmouth’s Thema-HEXX, a 2011 grant recipient that won the NH High Tech Council’s product of the year for its heating and cooling technology. There, Hassan said she hoped to reform the state’s procurement process to make it easier for local entrepreneurs to do business with the state.

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4:12 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

With Spike In Right To Know Requests, State Looks To Balance Access With Cost

As the number of Right to Know requests being filed with state agencies increases, officials are trying to balance access to public documents with the cost of fulfilling the queries.

Deputy Attorney General Ann Rice has been working with the state for 20 years and has seen a steady increase in the volume of Right to Know requests filed each year.

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3:48 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

UNH Football Looking To Make Playoff Run

Credit Jimmy Emerson / Flick/Creative Commons

On Saturday, UNH’s football team will travel to Spartanburg, South Carolina to take on the Wofford College Terriers in a second-round playoff game.

It’s the ninth straight year the Wildcats have made the FCS (formerly called Division 1-AA) playoffs, the longest active streak in the nation.

Head Coach Sean McDonnell says it’s the character of his players, as much as their talent, that keeps the Wildcats winning.

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12:35 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

'Roadmap' Offers Solutions To Rise Of Child Poverty In N.H.

Increasing access to existing food resources, strengthening New Hampshire's food systems, and ensuring the economic security of children and families.

These were among the recommendations found in "Roadmap to End Childhood Hunger," a report issued this week by New Hampshire Hunger Solutions and the Children's Alliance of New Hampshire.

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12:18 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Stalking Charge Leads To Late-Night Arrest At Manchester Airport

Daniel Pinard
Credit Nashua Police Department

A Manchester man was arrested at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport Thursday night and charged with stalking.

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11:58 am
Fri November 30, 2012

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2:32 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Prosecutor: Still More Work To Do In Hep C Case

Federal prosecutors say it could take a year or more before a trial in the Hepatitis C outbreak case begins. On Wednesday, a grand jury indicted 33-year old David Kwiatkowski on 14 charges, including tampering with a consumer product.

The former Exeter Hospital employee is accused of stealing syringes of a powerful pain medication, injecting himself, and then reusing the needles on patients.

U.S. Attorney John Kacavas says the FBI and members of law enforcement continue to investigate the case.

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1:59 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Nashua Rep.-Elect Stacie Laughton To Step Down

Stacie Laughton
Credit Courtesy of Twitter

Nashua Democrat Rep.-elect Stacie Laughton has decided to step down.

Laughton announced her decision to resign Thursday, though the question remains whether her criminal history disqualified her from serving office.

Earlier this week, news reports surfaced that she had been convicted of a felony.  But she remained undecided about whether to resign.  Laughton said Republicans calling for her resignation were not a factor in her decision.

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10:29 am
Thu November 29, 2012

N.H. Couple Wanted In Boy's Beating Caught In Florida

A New Hampshire couple suspected of beating and burning the woman's 3-year-old son are to be arraigned in Florida after being arrested at a theme-park.

Police took 23-year-old Jessica Linscott and her boyfriend, 27-year-old Roland Dow, into custody last night at Universal Studios, two weeks after they went on the run. They're being arraigned on fugitive from justice charges today.

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7:24 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Indictment Arrives For Hepatitis C Suspect

A former hospital employee at the center of a Hepatitis C outbreak in New Hampshire is facing new federal charges.

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5:41 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Record Hunting Season Means Good Business For Taxidermists

Rick Bewersdorf and Amy Morrill in their Wilton taxidermy shop.
Credit Sheryl Rich-Kern

For taxidermists like Rick Bewersdorf, business is booming.

"We're hoping for anywhere from 20 to 40 deer heads this year," said Bewersdorf, who has a workshop in a barn in Nashua. "We've already got seven full mount bear in with some rugs."

Rifle season for whitetail deer began only a couple of weeks ago. But already, wildlife officials say the state has topped its record for registered deer kills  compared to the previous nine years.

That's good news for taxidermists.

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3:55 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Wood Pellet Company To Pay $100K Fine For Safety Violations

A Jaffrey company cited by federal regulators for workplace safety violations after a series of explosions and fires has agreed to pay a $100,000 fine and to take significant steps to prevent future problems.

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3:30 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

President Signs N.H. Request For Sandy Disaster Declaration

Hurricane Sandy
Credit NASA Goddard Photo and Video via Flickr Creative Commons

President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster exists in New Hampshire following Superstorm Sandy.

On Wednesday, the president ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in areas affected by the storm from October 26 to November 8. The declaration covers the counties of Belknap, Carroll, Coos, Grafton and Sullivan.

Gov. John Lynch submitted the request for a disaster declaration on Nov. 15.

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2:31 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Seabrook Engineers Continue To Study Deteriorating Concrete

Alan Griffith of Seabrook Station at containment dome model.
Credit Roger Wood

Officials from the Seabrook Nuclear Plant say the plant is operating safely, despite concrete deterioration found in some structures.

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